Title: Four River Basins Florida Project, Funding, FY 81-82 and FY 82-83
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Title: Four River Basins Florida Project, Funding, FY 81-82 and FY 82-83
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Abstract: Four River Basins Florida Project, Funding, FY 81-82 and FY 82-83
General Note: Box 9, Folder 2 ( SF-Tampa Baypass Canal - 1976-1997 ), Item 29
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REQUIREMENTS FOR
WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT FUNDING
FOR
FOUR RIVER BASINS FLORIDA PROJECT
DEVELOPMENT*

FY 81-82 AND FY 82-83


I. CONSTRUCTION

A. TBC-Structure 159
Related Works (1)

B. Lower Hillsborough
Flood Detention Area
(C-132) (1)

C. Lake Thonotosassa
Canal 132 and
Structure 154 (1)

D. Bridge & Utility
Relocation (2)

E. Lower Hillsborough FDA
Wilderness Park (3)
TOTALS


LEGISLATIVE BUDGET
REQUEST OF 8-7-80
FY81-82 FY82-83


$ 74,375


CURRENT ESTIMATED
REQUIREMENT **
FY81-82 FY82-83


$1,314,926


11,050


272,850

750,000


$1,701,000

$2,798,000


363,800


$1 ,468 000
$1,831,800


$1,500,000

$2,825,976


II. REAL ESTATE


LEGISLATIVE BUDGET
REQUEST OF 8-780
FY81-82 FY82-83


CURRENT ESTIMATED
REQUIREMENT **
FY81-82 FY82-83


A. Green Swamp (2)
B. Lower Hillsborough
Flood Detention
Area (2)

TOTALS
GRAND TOTALS


$7,128,800


$ 182,000

$7,310,800

$10,109,025


$7,128,800


$ 182,000

$7,310,800
$9,142,600


$7,128,800 $7,128,800


$ 260,000 $ 260,000

$7,388,800 $7,388,800
$10,214,776 $9,588,800


* Construction and Real Estate
** Based on Best Available Information and Estimates

(1) Matching Funds 83/17 Federal/State
(2) State Funding
(3) Matching Funds 50/50 Federal/State
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as of April 2, 1981


$2,200,000

$2,200,000










SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT


Legislative Funding Request Information
FY 81-82 and FY 82-83

I. Construction

The below described work will provide flood protection for the highly developed
Tampa and Temple Terrace areas for the first time since 1960 when Hurricane
Donna caused $200 million in damages. When the Four River Basins, Florida pro-
ject consisting of a series of canals and short-term detention areas was
authorized by Congress in 1962, the State of Florida agreed to fund 17% of
project construction costs and costs associated with acquisition of water
storage lands. Historically, since 1966, funds have been appropriated to ful-
fill this commitment although in recent years land funds have been scarce.
A. Tampa Bypass Canal, Structure 159 & Related Works

This segment of the Four River Basins flood control project, consisting
of three step-down structures (see attached diagram), closure of a
temporary bypass canal, and completion of a levee, is in its final con-
struction stages. The request for $1,314,926 for FY 81-82 can be split
into two parts:

1. An invoice is in hand for $260,926 due to the Corps of Engineers
as the local share (17%) for construction currently underway and
scheduled through August 31, 1981. Work covered by this
contract totalled over $4.8 million.

2. A contract modification in the amount of $6.2 million is cur-
rently being negotiated between the Corps and contractor in
connection with serious foundation problems encountered at one
of the structure sites that required additional design work and
over 7300 cubic yards of concrete to provide a sound base for
S-159 Lower. $1,054,000 represents 17% of the $6.2 million
claim.

B. Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area (Lake Thonotosassa Bypass Canal)

Construction of the Lake Thonotosassa Bypass Canal (C-132), which
would have required an estimated $1.4 million in state funds, has been
determined by the Corps of Engineers to not be justified based on its
current benefit/cost ratio. However, this canal was to have been an
integral part of the Four River Basins project and in order to assure
the Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area can be fully operational some
improvements will be necessary along Flint Creek leading out of Lake
Thonotosassa to prevent adverse effects on the lake during times of high
water. Due to the change in construction plans, only $11,050 is now re-
quested in FY 81-82 to cover the improvements on Flint Creek to preserve
the operational capacity of the 16,000 acre flood detention area already
acquired with state funds.








C. Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Park
Over $80 million has been invested by federal, state, and local sources
to date in the Tampa Bypass Canal/Lower Hillsborough flood control
system. $1.5 million is requested in FY 81-82 to begin construction,
in cooperation with the Corps of Engineers, on multi-use facilities
within the 16,000 acres of public ownership that comprise the flood
detention area. President Reagan included $1.5 million in his proposed
budget for FY 81-82 as the federal share for this work. Future federal
appropriations could be in jeopardy should the state choose not to include
its share at this stage. Ranger residences and maintenance facilities
have already been constructed by the Hillsborough River Basin Board
and the Board of Commissioners of Hillsborough County has formally
committed to assume operation and maintenance responsibilities for
the multi-use facilities. $2.2 million is requested to continue con-
struction of these facilities in FY 82-83.
II. Land Acquisition
As stated previously, the state committed at the inception of the Four River
Basins project to fund acquisition of the necessary water storage lands and
has historically done so via the Water Resources Development Account derived
from general revenue. However, due to budgetary constraints, no funds have
been appropriated for land acquisition since 1974. Futile attempts have been
made by the District since that time to obtain funds through the EEL and CARL
programs.
A. Green Swamp
The Green Swamp area is especially critical as a flood detention area,
recharge area, and as the headwaters of five major rivers. Part of the
area has been declared an "Area of Critical State Concern." Over 75,000
acres have been acquired by the SWFWMD with state funds and another
18,941 acres are needed to complete acquisition. This is estimated to
cost $14,257,600 and our request is for equal appropriations of $7,128,800
in FY 81-82 and FY 82-83. Acquisition costs will continue to rise with
inflation and increased development pressures, if these lands are not
placed in public ownership at this time.
B. Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area
In lieu of constructing the Lake Thonotosassa Bypass Canal (C-132) as
discussed in I.B. above, additional water storage lands. in the Flint
Creek area need to be acquired at an estimated cost of $520,000. Our
request for these funds is spread equally over FY 81-82 and FY 82-83
in the amount of $260,000 each year. As stated previously, without
these additional lands, the flood detention area cannot be operated to
its full capability without causing flooding on Lake.Thonotosassa.

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